February 3, 2011

The Southern Belle Literary Society


My wonderful friend Bella Michelle over at Southern Somedays shared this article with me, and I just had to share it with you. These fabulous southern authors are showcased in the current issue of Vanity Fair. What I wouldn’t give to be part of this elite sisterhood. If Harper Lee had been among them, I might have died right on the spot.

They are, from left to right, Sheri Joseph, Susan Rebecca White, Karin Slaughter (reclining), Amanda Gable, Joshilyn Jackson, Natasha Trethewey, Emily Giffin, Jessica Handler, and Kathryn Stockett. The photo was taken at the Atlanta History Center's Swan House mansion, which was built in the 1920s.

bound south

Susan Rebecca White wrote a book that I just love called Bound South. According to the article, she is close friends with Kathryn Stockett (The Help) as well as Emily Giffin, whose books I also enjoy. Her Something Borrowed has been adapted into a screen version coming out this year, starring Kate Hudson & Ginnifer Goodwin.

gods in alabama

Joshilyn Jackson is one of my most favorite writers, with her Gods in Alabama, The Girl Who Stopped Swimming & Between, Georgia being my favorites. I’m sad to say I hadn’t heard of some of the other authors pictured, but now I have something new to look for. Also, I still haven’t read The Help, but it’s definitely on my list!

Do you love any of these writers as much as I do?